Things have been moving along nicely in the Veg888 Kitchen lately.
Last night I jarred the THIRD BATCH/LAST BATCH of Rejuvelac. This is the last and final batch before it will turn into a “bread”.
The wheat berries have tails that are about 2.5 cm. They are happy little things! They have turned a really interesting color. Much like a cream color? or an eggshell color? not white, but almost there??? The tails have tiny little fuzzy roots! They also smell very “green” and VERY FRESH!
I placed the “spent” wheat berries into a glass container and popped them into the refrigerator. This is supposed to slow down the sprouting process and since I have made ALL THE REJUVELAC I can…I am awaiting to RECYCLE & REUSE!
I will make the “bread” this evening and place it in the dehydrator over night. I am planning on making RAW BAGELS with this batch. My favorite non-raw bagel is an EVERYTHING BAGEL so that is what I am going for tonight! Since my schedule it usually chaotic – I wasn’t able to make my Bagels/Essene bread. I will update the process and the taste!
On Sunday (Dec 19, 2010) I began soaking more wheat berries and sprouted them over the next 2 days. This allowed me to begin a new batch of Rejuvelac immediately after the final batch.
I was also able to wash the large container and refill it with “NEW” REJUVELAC within a 10 minute frame. Of course this was going on at about 1:30 am.
Most of my kitchen experiments go on between the hours of 9:30pm – 3:00 am. ESPECIALLY since running became part of my schedule in the evening. When you go to bed at like 3 or even 4 am it is quite difficult to wake up at 6 or even 8 am. I am hoping to change my schedule a bit this next year. My goal will be to get a good portion of my workouts done in the morning before I open the store. In order to do this, I will have to have dinner AT THE STORE and get to bed by 11pm – Midnight. Fingers Crossed I will meet this goal! (Along with all of my other goals on my list for 2011! )
Overall Rejuvelac Review
Although time consuming the rewards I feel from the Rejuvelac seem well worth the wait. My tummy feels really good, I am very clear in my mind. I don’t forget things AS MUCH! I am able to execute tasks on my list for the day. I am also able to keep a very good energy level sustained throughout the day. No word on gray hair/dark hair – yet. But a very good addition to my diet.
If I stay on a good rotation, I think everything will work out fine. Last night as I began sprouting more Sunflower Seeds and Radish Sprouts, I began to think of what I was REALLY doing. I knew I also needed to begin sprouting NEW wheat berries Thursday evening, this way I would be ready with proper wheat berry sprouts once the next THIRD batch is ready.
I also want to add more “Sprouted Greens” to my diet. While reading the “Thrive” book by Brendan Brazier I came across some helpful information on Sprouted Greens.
“RAW enzyme rich sprouts are plentiful in all three food components: simple carbohydrates, amino acids and fatty acids. They are predigested so the body does not need to produce it’s own enzymes, plus the nutrients are in a usable form-a considerable net gain of total energy suppled by the food.” Brendan Brazier, Thrive
It also went on to say “The sprout occupies a transitional phase in the plant life cycle. Having yet to form roots, the sprout, a new growth from the germinating seed. Once activated by moisture, enzymes begin to utilize nutrients supplied in the seed as a rapid growth fuel. The plant equivalent to mother’s milk, densely packed nutrients in the seed quickly convert the sprout into a plant with leaves…throughout the sprout’s rapid growth phase, digestive enzyme inhibitors are expelled; proteins are converted to amino acids, and fats to essential fatty acids, making a very efficient food. Power packed with vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes, since sprouting enhances the efficiency and nutrient value of the seed. Sprouts, because of their HIGH pH level, will also help alkalize the body ” Brendan Brazier, Thrive
I have to kick training up a notch if I am going to finish the 10k which will be January 29, 2011. (Not that far away mind you!) So there will be more recipes to come!
There doesn’t seem to be the usual excitement for Christmas this year. I don’t even hear people say they are going to buy gifts -or- that they are celebrating Christmas!? I wonder if it’s the rain or the finances???
No Christmas Tree in my shop or at home. Just lots of Sprouts! Life!
The rain seems to have subsided -for now-. I woke up to the Sun this morning but it seems to have disappeared since!
Love and Light!